Previous guest Michael R. Underwood returns with new projects and new insights into the publishing world. His new ongoing collaborative project, Born to the Blade, is currently underway on Serial Box with contributions by Marie Brennan, Malka Older and Cassandra Khaw. We also pick his brain about his time at Angry Robot and the current state of the industry–and his many other fun pursuits.
George, Chia and Chris discuss social networking and their favorite sites for reading, posting and wasting time. Chris and George also chat with Danielle M. LeFevre about organizing writing retreats. She gives us some tips on scheduling events and herding unruly authors.
We sit down with Jason Sizemore of Apex Publications to find out about his many hats as a small press editor, writer and publisher. What’s next for Apex Magazine? What are the secrets of his success? What advice does he offer writing hopefuls? And what’s the connection between orgies and honey-baked hams? Fasten your seatbelts, listeners.
Chris, Chia and George convene to discuss the ways writing changes the reading process. Does writing make you more critical of the books you read? Do you looks for different things from a story once you’re aware of the craft involved? There are no universal answers, but we examine the topic from our own experiences.
The gang’s all here for the first time in a few weeks! It’s a good time to catch up on the latest news in UN territories. First, Cath talks to previous guests Kate Heartfield and Rachel Marks–and both have exciting news! Then we discuss our own happenings, from the Abandoned Places launch and FOGcon to grad school, rejectomancy and beyond.